maguindanao massacre

'Notebook' witness sues Mangudadatu

MANILA - Jerramy Joson now accuses Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu and his lawyer, Nena Santos and several others of serious illegal detention.

Mangudadatu goes to court over 'fake notebook'

MANILA - Maguindanao Governor Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu filed perjury and libel charges against Jerramy Joson, the woman who has accused him and his lawner Nena Santos as the ones responsible for a notebook that purportedly contains the names of Department of Justice (DOJ) officials and prosecutors, and other individuals, allegedly bribed by the Ampatuan clan to compromise the Maguindanao massacre case.

OSG to CA: Reverse bail grant for Sajid

MANILA - The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to set aside the order of the Quezon City court handling the Maguindanao massacre case that granted the bail petition of former provincial officer-in-charge Sajid Islam Ampatuan.

Mistranslation sealed Maguindanao massacre victims' fate - witness

MANILA - Former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. may have mistranslated the word “media” when he ordered his son, Andal Jr., to kill all the victims of the Maguindanao massacre, according to a witness whose testimony was among those considered in the denial of his bail plea.

DOJ scores in Maguindanao massacre case

MANILA - A court said there is strong evidence against Andal Ampatuan, Sr., patriarch of the Ampatuan political clan of Maguindanao, who stands accused of multiple charges of murder in connection with the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre which left 58 people, mostly journalists, dead.

Court junks bail plea of Andal Ampatuan Sr.

MANILA - Former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. will remain in detention for the duration of the Maguindanao massacre trial after a Quezon City court denied yesterday his petition for bail.

CA junks Ampatuan plea to exclude ally as witness

MANILA - The petition filed by Andal Ampatuan Jr. seeking to discharge a former mayor and ally as state witness in the 57 counts of murder filed against him and 196 others has been denied by the Court of Appeals (CA), Sunday.

Massacre suspect tests negative for poisoning

MANILA, Philippines - A suspect in the Maguindanao massacre case who had been examined at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) tested negative for poisoning, medical records released yesterday showed.

2nd wave of massacre complainants barred from hearing

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has barred the complainants in the second wave of multiple murder cases the department is investigating in connection with the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre from attending the next hearing on April 16.

De Lima: Mangudadatu not using DOJ

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima debunked claims that Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu is merely using the Department of Justice (DOJ) for his own political gain.